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Poster: ducats Date: Sep 12, 2010 5:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - Alexandra Palace, what a beautiful setting

Teddy Boys?

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 12, 2010 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - Alexandra Palace, what a beautiful setting

Saw your post and had to put on 'Teddy Boys Don't Knit' by former Crouch End colourful resident Vivian Stanshall, but I'll let snori or Ray Davies answer your question.

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Poster: snori Date: Sep 12, 2010 4:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - Alexandra Palace, what a beautiful setting

A life style choice of some young working class men in the late 50s and early 60s. They dressed up to go out at the weekend in crepe sole shoes (brothel creepers) and knee length jackets with velvet collars (an Edwardian style, hence Teddy Boys). Their hair was quiffed at the front and cut square at the back (a style known as the D.A. or Duck's Arse). It sounds a bit fancy, but believe me these guys were not to be messed with. Their preferred music was Rock n Roll (Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent), and their preferred weapon was a razor.

Their younger brothers became the motor bike riding gangs you may have seen portrayed fighting Mods on the beaches in Quadrophenia.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Sep 13, 2010 3:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - Alexandra Palace, what a beautiful setting

I was gonna write my thoughts on 9/11 (I like it, the Eyes jam is one of the highlights of the year, Garcia's madcap laughter at the end says it all), but forget that, these guys just sound way too freakin awesome. I need to to some research on them.